Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Deb Sokolow accordion books

Briefcase Exchange, Men’s Bathroom, McDonalds, Washington, D.C., 1986, 2010.
 Graphite, acrylic, ink, collage on acid-free paper, 
accordion fold, hard-cover 
6" X 9". 
Unique edition of 5.
Whatever Happened to the Pentagon (restaurant)?,2007.
Toner with ink and marker on cardstock with manila folder cover, 11 3⁄4” x 9 1⁄2”. Edition of 100.

These two accordions are from a group of seven that can be viewed at Western Exhibitions, a contemporary art gallery in Chicago that represents Deb Sokolow: Deb Sokolow Western Exhibitions The accordion format offers her quirky conspiratorial drawings/maps/diagrams/comics a wonderful panorama through which these complex, and multi-layered stories, can be seen and read.

Check out this charming video of her talking about her work, A look inside the artist's studio, a commission for the lobby of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, that was part of the exhibition Production Site: The Artist’s Studio Inside-Out, February 6 - May, 30, 2010. Deb Sokolow @ MCA, Chicago - YouTube

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